Sponsors: Paul Hackenberger
Eligibility Requirements: Debate is a co-curricular activity; contest participation is required. Eligibility standards are detailed in the MSHSAA Speech, Debate and Drama Manual.
Time Commitment: Class time Monday through Friday. Competition participation obligations depend on course requirements and tournament schedules. Generally, Friday after school between 2:45pm and 10:30pm, and Saturday from 6am to 9pm, though each student will have different commitments depending on their competition event.
Activity Time Period: Full Year. Competition season runs from October through April.
Location: Room 206 and Various Competition sites.
Procedures for Joining: Students enroll in the course and learn fundamental and advanced persuasive and presentation techniques. They apply the learning in competitions throughout the season on Fridays and Saturdays.
Description: Students learn and apply the principles of advanced communication and argumentation. Through contest participation, students earn points toward membership in the National Forensic League (NFL). The NFL is a nationally recognized honor society for students who work and excel in speech, debate and drama competitions. Scholarship opportunities are available to students.
Membership Limit: Unlimited
Varsity Letter: See Mr. Hackenberger for criteria for lettering.